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1 Space Applications Institute Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit Introduction to the GLC 2000 Project GLC 2000 Workshop, Ispra March A. Belward E. Bartholomé JRC Ispra

2 Welcome everybody ! Practical details: Draft report of the previous workshop Lunches and coffee breaks Transport AOB

3 Objective of GLC 2000 Creation of a Global Land Cover map documenting conditions for 2000 in a consistent and uniform manner Creation of a Global Burnt Area map documenting distribution and extent of burning for 2000 (GBA 2000) Making all of the above available to users and to contributors

4 Rationale the UN ecosystem-related conventions (FCCC, CCD, CBD) = Starting point Possibility to answer specific needs Agreement on a common L.C. base for the year 2000 through extended partnerhip G.M.E.S. demonstrator

5 “historical” reference: IGBP 1km Land Cover product Heavy data preparation process Fixed legend with limited number of classes Homogeneous classification procedure Statistically-based validation procedure Question: based on this experience, how to improve the FINAL PRODUCT to satisfy both global needs and local expectations?

6 Expanding the User community… From the UN international conventions, we got further expression of interest for: Global scale –Scientific community (e. g. climate modelling) –International programmes (GTOS, IGOS, GOFC, IGBP,…) –Coordination and exchange  harmonization & standardization Continental scale –Baseline info. for. crop monitoring system. Computation of meteorological params. –Inventory of land resources (water bodies, irrigated agriculture,…) –Computing carbon balance National scale –Conventions signatories –Help in reporting and environmental planning –Crop and environmental monitoring systems

7 How to reach such a large potential user base Develop broad partnership AND good co-ordination (hopefully…) Keep a common platform: hierarchical classification scheme based on FAO-LCCS  partners must accept a minimum set of rules to contribute to the effort at the global level Allow/encourage the production of specific user-oriented information  partners have the possibility to go beyond these rules to satisfy their local needs Use a common dataset as reference: daily VEGETATION data  data properties are constraining the quality and detail of the final product Allow flexibility in classification methods: this is the central topic of this workshop

8 Time frame Kick-off meeting: May 2000 Data acquisition: 2000 “legend” workshop: Nov Data availability: March-April 2001 “methods” workshop”: March 2001 “validation” workshop: TBD Map production: Validation: end 2002 (end of EC-FP4)  TIME TO WORK!

9 Preliminary GLC 2000 products Samples in: Boreal zones Temperate forests Arid regions Semi arid & sub-humid regions Rainforest

10 Space Applications Institute Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit GLC 2000 Project Status March 2001 GLC 2000 Workshop, Ispra March

11 VEGETATION Data availability All data acquired and delivered for the period Nov – Dec (sponsored by partners of the VEGETATION Programme) VEGA 2000 projects: delivery in progress At JRC: all data stored & on-line, few dates to be corrected GLC 2000 partners: a first batch of 15 windows almost completely delivered, a second batch is programmed GBA 2000 component: 12 windows completed

12 Windows produced & coordinated by JRC

13 GLC 2000 partners working on America 1 CCRS (Canada) 2 Laval U./CRG (Canada) 3 USGS (U.S.) 4 UTL/ISA (Portugal) 5 CIRAD (France) 6 INTA (Argentina) 7 CREAN (Argentina) 8 U. Lamolina (Peru) 9 CIAT (Colombia) 10 Ecoforça (Brazil) 11 CONABIO (Mexico) 12 Bolivar U. (Venezuela)

14 GLC 2000 partners working on Africa 1 FAO/ECLO & JRC 2 AGRHYMET (Niger) 3 C.S.E. (Sénégal) 4 CIRAD (France) 5. U.C.L./AGRO (Belgique) 6. CIRAD (France) 7. T.R.I./CCART (Portugal) 8 CSIR (S. Africa) 9 Africa Museum (Belgium) 10 UNEP/GRID 11 AFRICOVER

15 GLC 2000 partners on Asia & the Pacific 1 IRSA (China) 1 Academy of Forestry (China) 2 Chiba U./CERES (Japan) 3 IIRS (India) 4 Bogor U. (Indonesia) 5 Bogor U. (Indonesia) 6 Min. Agr. & For. (New Zealand) 7 CIESIN (U.S.A.)

16 GLC 2000 partners working on Europe 1 Metria (Sweden) 2 ALTERRA (NL) 3 METEO FRANCE (France) 4 CSIC (Spain) 5 DLR (Germany) 6 IFI (Russia) 7 UL/ICAT (Portugal) Coordination meeting on 27 March: - overall coordination by JRC - sub-regional coordinators also responsible for implementation - support provided by CNES - there is room for more partners/contributors…

17 Critical gaps

18 VEGA 2000 projects with L. C. component Nine successful VEGA 2000 teams implementing projects with a land cover component have been contacted. Some of them participate in this workshop. Further coordination is expected.

19 High res. data for validation and aid to interpretation Possibilities to access SPOT and TM data are being investigated Access not yet finalised There are several on-going projects involving high res. Data for yr Contributions /suggestions are welcome

20 Internet Web site:GLC 2000 page on: Forum: requested for legend co-ordination, to be implemented soon


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